Retrolicious Dogs in Chair Skirt

Hey, all!  How was everyone's weekend?  Mine was kind of awesome!  I spent a lot of time with friends I adore.  Some of it ranged from talks long into the night, a friend's birthday (who decided to try alcohol for the first time ever so that was entertaining, haha), and going to a museum.  Going to the Denver Art museum was a lot of fun because I hadn't been in years.  I even saw a girl in a Pinup Girl Clothing skirt!  I complimented her on it but she didn't seem to think it was too novel that I knew the brand.  I don't know...since I'm so retro and into vintage reproduction and that's not something you see in real life all of the time I get super excited about and am always thrown off when it's not a full on mutual geek out.  I wouldn't liken this recent experience to the 1940s ball level of being shut down because we were in fact in a museum, which can have a library-esq quality in regards to "two inch voices" etc.  But regardless, if you're out and about and dressed like me (I was in a Bernie Dexter dress at the time as well) let's high five and just be friends already!

Speaking of "two inch voices"...yeah, that's always an issue for me.  The second I "have to" be quiet or classy or whatever I get temporary and sudden onset Tourettes and the comic in my brain goes into overdrive.  I observe everything in an astute but silly filter and feel restless from trying to keep my mouth shut.  I (usually) win at keeping the filter up but it's a struggle.  Luckily the two knuckleheads who joined me at the museum are like minded so the second we were in the elevator or on the balconies lots of fun comments exploded.  Not that we didn't say a few things under our breaths when a piece was good but reminded us of something else in life or when some overly pretentious college kid said something super snooty.  Art, culture, and "classing it up" can be great and taken seriously, but it's way more fun when combined with a sense of humor, at least in my humble opinion.  Which speaking of....I hinted at an upcoming comedy project on Lindsey's blog two weeks ago.  As of yesterday, it's officially in pre-production!!!!!!  I can't say too much just yet due to the nature of what we're trying to pull off, but over the next few months I'll be dropping some hints here and there and will be making more official announcements from there.  I hope it's successful, or at least not laughed at (in the bad way), but regardless I'm just super looking forward to having a comedic outlet and with two of my close friends (or AKA my "comedy partner" and our "cinematographer"...WHAT!)  I don't expect every last one of you will be super interested in my comedy work, nor will all of you overlap with the same comedic taste.  But I am interested in seeing who does like our brand of comedy and how that will further opening up more doors of commonality between some of us.  Stay tuned... 
Now back to our regularly scheduled programing...
I own a LOT of prints with dogs on them.  Like, a lot.  Offhand I count one vintage skirt with poodles all over it, two dresses with dog prints, and this skirt.  I got this skirt from Folter/Retrolicious over Black Friday and I actually didn't even realize puppies were sitting in the chair.  I thought it was just a pale pink skirt with green and striped chairs all over it and I thought, okay, I'm sold!  Haha.  So I was pleasantly surprised to see puppies occupying the sitting areas of the chairs.  Bonus points!

I love this skirt, but it runs slightly big so I don't reach for it as much as I want to.  Wearing a crop top with this skirt made me kind of nervous because nothing is tucked in hiding the gap on the waistline.  I think the photos turned out okay though (I think...)  Hopefully come fall and winter I'll find some fun sweaters to style it with so I can tuck it in and not have the bigger waist band be as obvious.  
I took these photos back at my former home in PA back in June.  My childhood home officially sold a week ago today after a lot of offers failed to go through at the last minute over the course of a year. It's a little bittersweet, but I got to say goodbye and my mom is way less stressed so it is what it is.  But because I was at my mom's house, I got to borrow her pink Ray-Bans for this shoot that match perfectly, haha.  The rest of the outfit details are: the hair flower is from NicCoco Creations (via Unique Vintage), the necklace is Charming Charlie, the top is from JC Penny, and the shoes are Nine West.  I thought combining various shades of pink would be fun to play off of the lighter pinks in the skirt.
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  1. Cute little chair skirt!

    xx Yasmin
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  2. You don't hav ego worry about the outfit because you look great! The top and skirt goes really well and you look amazeball in it! I can only imagine the mixture of emotions that you're going through about selling the childhood home, my sis in-law sold hers recently and her daughter was really emotional about it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Hooray for the use of "amazeball"! Thank you! I'm honestly ok; it was a long time coming and I've lived far away for such a long time. But thank you!!! XO

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  3. Love all the shades of pink you put together! Its great to be able to have friends go out with you that have the same sense of humor haha.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, funny friends are the best ;)

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  4. You look wonderful darling, this skirt sits great on you and oh how I love the print!

    Tanya
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  5. Nice look Lauren :)
    I will follow your blog, follow back?

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  6. That printed skirt is so much fun! I like the summery way you styled it too, very cool! Great post!
    xo Kiki
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  7. You look very pretty with this top and skirt.
    xoxo
    Liza
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  8. You always have the cutest stuff ever! Love the pattern on the skirt! <3

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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    1. Thanks! I'm a sucker for crazy prints, haha!

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  9. I think that skirt looks great and I would never know it was too big as it looks wonderful! Love the cute puppies on chairs print! The museum sounds so fun and I am excited to hear some of your official announcements!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. very beautiful skirt
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    1. Of course I'll check out your blog! Thanks!

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  12. I'm going out of my way to buy every dog print I find at the moment - in my opinion, you can't have enough - and they're so much better than cat prints (particularly as cat prints seem to be EVERYWHERE right now)! So basically this skirt is adorable and so are you in it - and the crop top looks fab so you needn't worry :)

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    1. Yeah, same. I prefer dogs to cats in real life, so I naturally love them on prints more. You're right....cats are EVERYWHERE on clothes!!! Thank you!

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  13. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love the crop top with the midi skirt. That is one of my favorite combos.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  14. Love this skirt on you, and shoes are beautiful color. xx

    Nina
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  15. So funny when someone tries alcohol for the first time :) I am very weak for alcohol, so it is funny anyway when I drink half a glass of it :) I avoid alcohol whenever I can :) Otherwise I fear my reactions, I am weak, as I said :) I would have loved visiting that Art Museum, I think it must be nice! And nice that the girl was wearing a nice print! The skirt you are wearing now, with chairs, is so nice! And the pink sunnies, so nice! You look so beautiful! And yes, it's a bittersweet feeling, having sold the childhood house... I have gone through something similar 2 years ago and till today I feel strange and sad :( Hope you have a nice week!
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    1. Thank you! I'm not a big drinker myself, so I hear that! XO

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  16. Beautiful colors darling!

    xo,
    priceless-ambition.blogspot.pt

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  17. This outfit is so so cute and so pretty for the summer heat!





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  18. That skirt looks great! I can't tell that it's too big - loved the jumping photo, too! I'm actually going to be visiting your hometown tomorrow evening for dinner. Small world! And oh my gosh! I can't wait to see your comedy production! That is just too exciting! Congrats, Lauren!

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Thanks! Omg I'm so excited for you to see it!! Can't wait to hear your take on it! XO

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  19. Lovely pics! I love your blog:)

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  20. hey there!! I have been following your blog for a while now and I am really enjoyed it :D I have shared this post !! :D keep up the great would

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  21. Such an amazing post! Have a wonderful Wednesday dear. :)

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  22. OMG! I'm the same way! I can never act right when necessary, esp. while doing something I'm overly passionate & excited about. A couple of months ago, I was in Miami, & I was so blown away by this art piece I saw in what I thought was a clothing store, but it really was an art gallery that sold clothes, & I committed the utmost sin... I touched it... Yes! Touched... I was mortified after, esp. when the associate working was like... ummm... ma'am... that's 15K. & When I tried to make a quick exit or hide in a corner, my friend wouldn't allow it. lol. Too bad you & the fellow retro lover couldn't be instant bffs. I'm always meeting people with mutual obsessions who are always disinterested in me... oh well. It makes for a good story! lmfao. (:

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  23. Adorable skirt! You find the cutest things! Your post is too funny, I had to smile! Your museum trip was so interesting

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  24. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I adore art museums, especially. Lovely ensemble. You wear it well! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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